Become a Member of CitizensLab!

Deadline: 31 January 2017
Open to: local citizens’ initiatives, in the municipality, in a social enterprise, in academia, in a watchdog initiative, social campaigners, hacktivists  or representatives of a marginalised group
all costs covered


MitOst is now inviting active citizens and practitioners based in Europe to become a member of CitizensLab – The European network for local actors of change! The main vision is to co-create new narratives for a more inclusive, accountable and diverse society. Therefore, CitizensLab provides cross-sectoral spaces for being active in thematic labs, for generating translocal actions,  for peer-to-peer exchange of knowledge and for engaging in eye-to-eye dialogue with the European ecosystem to deepen democracy and citizens’ participation in Europe.

The aim is to strengthen and connect active citizens from all sectors that are passionate about their local community. They engage in finding innovative solutions to challenges in their neighborhoods – be it as volunteers or in their jobs. The project is implemented by MitOst in cooperation with Stiftung Mercator, Robert Bosch Stiftung and the European Cultural Foundation.

The first two CitizensLab meetings will take place in Berlin (23 – 26 June 2016) and Brussels (8 – 11 March 2017). The kick-off meeting in Berlin laid the foundation of a network where active citizens can come together and connect. They exchanged knowledge and learnt from their peers to strengthen the quality and impact of their local work. This European network can also serve to increase the influence on decision-making processes and policies on different levels.


  • Active citizens and practitioners in local citizens’ initiatives, in the municipality, in a social enterprise, in academia, in a watchdog initiative;
  • Social campaigner, hacktivist or representative of a marginalised group;
  • Be based in Europe, including Turkey.


The costs for the Network Meetings in Brussels will be covered travel costs, accommodation and board will be covered.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying you need to fill out the application form by 31 January 2017.

More information on the official website.

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